Welcome to Moon Sighting UK

New SMS Number for Hilal Sighting Reports

All ICOUK Members are requested to send future Hilal Observation Report by SMS to our new mobile number +44 (0)79379 46929, which will come direct to our website database. It can be easily accessed by our admin, without having to rely on a phone's network coverage or battery low level problems etc. [Read more]


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Islamic Hijri Calendar 1437H/2016G for the UK

View the Islamic Hijri Calendar 1437H/2016G for the UK with predicted Crescent Visibility, Saudi Ummul Qura (non visibility) and Solar Eclipse Dates [Read more]


Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates By Dr Salman Shaikh

This paper investigates different options proposed for determination of Islamic dates including: Global vs. Local sighting; Sighting vs. Calculations; Calculations for Dark Astronomical New Moon vs. Calculations for Visible Crescent (Hilal); Telescopes vs. Naked eye; Saudi sighting process and its implications; Issue of Eid ul Adha date; Group vs. Solo sighting ; Number of witnesses required, Size of Matla etc. [Read more]

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Solar eclipse proves the inaccuracy of the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar

On Sunday 3rd November 2013 there was a total solar eclipse in Africa and a partial one in the Middle East, where many thousands of people witnessed the birth of the moon by the human eye, without relying on astronomical calculations. This proved beyond any doubt that the Saudi Ummul Qura calendar does not match the visibility of the moon! [Read more]


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